Why can't I get into Purdue?

<p>I am an active member of National Honor Society. I have a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and I got a 1640 on my SATs ( not the best but not the worst either). Why did I not get accepted? I take AP classes and I am involved in numerous activities, clubs and sports. My friend got in and she isn't in half of the things I am. She also has a 3.5 but she got a 1580 on her SATs. Why did she get accepted and not me? I recently appealed the deny decision, what are my chances of getting accepted a second time around? I sent in a recommendation letter this time also.</p>

<p>You got denied because there are thousands of people who apply to Purdue every year that have similar stats to you. Schools aren’t only interested in grades and scores; they want to know how you stand out from the rest, and how you will make their campus a better place.</p>

<p>Appealing is a great decision if you’d like a higher chance of acceptance. It shows that being accepted to Purdue is important to you.</p>

<p>If you get denied again, don’t let it get to you. Change up a few things; drop the status quo. Did you have to write an essay? For some schools, essay content can be the difference between being accepted or not being accepted.</p>

<p>I had to write an essay only for the first application, I thought it was a good essay. For appealing it, I did not have to write anything. What do you think my chances are?</p>